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Victoria's Secret 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

« William Shakespeare meets the Brothers Grimm » was the theme of the « Fairy Tale » section of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014.

To read about other Brothers Grimm-influenced collections, search for the « Snow White » and « Little Red Riding Hood » posts that I have published on February 25, 2014, and on March 2, 2014, respectively.

To read about other William Shakespeare-inspired collections, search for the « William Shakespeare » post that I have published on August 26, 2013.

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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Salzburg

Chanel Pre-Fall 15

The Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Métiers d’Art 2014-2015 Show, titled « Paris-Salzburg », presented at Schloss Leopoldskron Palace, on December 2, 2014, made reference to Chanel’s Little Black Jacket, which was inspired by a Tyrolean uniform, worn by a lift attendant that Coco Chanel met at the Schloss Mittersill hotel, in Salzburg, in the ’50s.

Another Salzburg-inspired collection : Karen Walker Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (influenced by « The Sound of Music » and by Bob Dylan, this show was dubbed « Salzburg, USA »).

Photo : Gianni Pucci / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Places

 

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The Story of the Vivian Girls

Elena Rial SS15

The Elena Rial Spring/Summer 2015 Show, presented as part of the Samsung EGO Innovation Project, was based on Henry Darger’s « The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion ».

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Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Jacques Henri Lartigue

John Galliano AW56

The John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 Show was influenced by Jacques Henri Lartigue’s photographs.

Other Jacques Henri Lartigue-inspired collections : Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2014 (this show paid homage to Jacques Henri Lartigue’s ’20s images of women relaxing on the French Riviera), Peter Som Spring/Summer 2003 (this collection took inspiration from Jacques Henri Lartigue’s pictures of the French Riviera in the interwar period).

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Hans Bellmer

Alexander McQueen Resort 11

The Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Resort 2011 Collection drew inspiration from Hans Bellmer’s sinister doll drawings.

Other Hans Bellmer-influenced collections : Acne Studios by Jonny Johansson Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this show was partly based on how artists such as Hans Bellmer looked at the body), Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 1997 (this show, titled « La Poupée / The Doll », as an homage to Hans Bellmer’s 1935-1936 eponymous work, was dedicated to the German-French surrealist artist), Warren Noronha Spring/Summer 2002 (this show was inspired by Hans Bellmer’s papier-mâché doll art).

Photo : Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Art

 

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United Kingdom

JPG AW1415The Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, entitled « Rosbifs in Space / Les Rosbifs dans l’espace » («The Brits in Space »), paid tribute to the United Kingdom.

Other United Kingdom-influenced collections : Aquascutum by Joanna Sykes Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this show was titled « English Icons »), Dior by Gianfranco Ferré Couture Autumn/Winter 1989-1990 (this collection was dubbed « Ascot-Cecil Beaton »), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2009 (the references of this show were James Gillray and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother), N° 21 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this collection was influenced by Queen Elizabeth of England in her garden).

To read about other United Kingdom-inspired collections, search for the « Great Britain » post that I have published on February 22, 2013.

To read about other collections with the Union Jack, search for the « Union Jack » post that I have published on March 18, 2013.

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Posted by on November 29, 2014 in Places

 

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Ghost World

Luella SS8The Luella Spring/Summer 2008 Show was inspired by Thora Birch’s character, Enid, in Terry Zwigoff’s « Ghost World », which was based on Daniel Clowes’s eponymous graphic novel.

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Posted by on November 28, 2014 in Cinema

 

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